After receiving her S.B. (Biology) and Ph.D. (Management) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Jan Katz began teaching international management at New York University. Moving to Cornell 21 years ago, she continued teaching international management and marketing at the Johnson Graduate School of Management and, as of January 2008, at the School of Hotel Administration.
In addition to her teaching in the U.S., Dr. Katz has lectured in Argentina, Peru, Colombia, India, China, Belgium, and the U.K. She has trained executives and consulted for a diverse group of corporations, including SK Group (Korea), Aegon (Netherlands) and Corning (U.S.), as well as for NGOs, such as the Asian Development Bank (the Philippines) and the Conference Board (U.S.).
Dr. Katz’s research focuses on the means used by multinational corporations to create and sustain global competitive advantages through the management of international resources (people, ideas, etc.) and external forces (governmental and non-governmental organizations, culture, etc.).